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definition of the word prosaic

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From French prosaïque < Mediaeval Latin prosaicus (in prose) < Latin prosa (prose) < prorsus (straightforward, in prose) < Old Latin provorsus (straight ahead) < pro- (forward) + vorsus (turned) < vertō (to turn) < Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to turn, to bend).

prosaic (comparative more prosaic, superlative most prosaic)


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  1. Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.
    The tenor of Eliot's prosaic work differs greatly from that of his poetry.
  2. (of writing or speaking) Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
    I was simply making the prosaic point that we are running late.
  3. (usually of writing or speaking but also figurative) Overly plain or simple, to the point of being boring; humdrum.
    His account of the incident was so prosaic that I nodded off while reading it.
    She lived a prosaic life.

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